Did the above one with tag ends of two different color blends of self=striping yarn. The green/brown yarn on the top and bottom was the bigger ball, which I divided into two equal sized balls. I knotted in the blend of purple, black and blue to one ball of the green/brown,and then the second ball of the green/brown onto the purple, black and blue. Cut it pretty close to not having enough yarn. I might have been able to get two more rows out of what was left, but then again, maybe not. I like the way the two different color blends of yarn blended with each other. It’s the pattern with a three-cross cable alternating with a two cross cable, with the levels of the crosses staggered. It’s difficult to describe the pattern because of the way the cable crosses are patterned. I wish I could get a better picture of it.
I’ve gotten 4 more cowls finished except for weaving in ends and sewing on buttons. I have a hat 2/3rds finished, and I have a cowl and a hat to go. I’ve got nine rows on that last cowl, and it’s going to be interesting. I’m using some of that Lion Brand Homespun yarn (color: Shaker) together with some Caron Simply Soft yarn (color: black), both strands at the same time. It’s knitting up to be a very nubby, interesting “salt and pepper” mix of light grey, light brown, ecru and black. Here’s a miscellaneous collection of goodies.
Below are two wonderful seasonal illustrations. I want that sled, but I’d rather have a team of Clydes hooked to it than reindeer.